In the Media

Children, 12, to be tagged by Reliance

PUBLISHED December 9, 2004

Children as young as 12 will be electronically tagged within months after the controversial security company Reliance won a government contract to tackle juvenile crime.

The Scotsman has learned that charities and local authorities are in negotiation with Reliance to work out a strategy for the launch of seven pilot tagging schemes across the country.
Senior justice sources said tagging would act as a "virtual secure unit" for young offenders, cracking down on teenage criminals who terrorise Scotland[base ']s communities.